How to install Comodo Antivirus for Linux on ubuntu

Comodo Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) is a free antivirus and mail gateway software for your Linux system from Comodo Group, Inc. The mail gateway provides anti-spam filter and it block email related threats.And it compatible with Postfix, qmail, Sendmail and Exim MTA’s. It comes with automatic updates, scan scheduler, event viewer and custom scan profiles. It is still available to download and install on your Linux system.

Comodo Antivirus for Linux

Download Comodo Antivirus for Linux

Install Comodo Antivirus for Linux on Ubuntu:

Go to Comodo Antivirus for Linux download page. And choose your operating system as Ubuntu from the dropdown and also select 64-bit or 32-bit based on your system. And click the download button. By default, it will download the file in your Downloads folder or just save the downloaded file in your Downloads folder.. The downloaded file name is cav-linux_x64.deb (its for the 64-bit OS). For the 32-bit oS its cav-linux_x86.deb.

To install Comodo Antivirus for Linux, you need to install libssl0.9.8. But in Ubuntu 16.04 or later have newer than Comodo wants. Open the terminal app and run below command to navigate the Downloads folder.

cd Downloads

Then run below command. It will ignore libssl0.9.8 and install Comodo Antivirus for Linux on your system.

sudo dpkg --ignore-depends=libssl0.9.8 -i cav-linux_x64.deb

Comodo Antivirus for Linux installation

Note: If above not work then run below

sudo dpkg -ignore-depends=libssl0.9.8 -i cav-linux_x64.deb

Then run below commands one by one

sudo apt-get install -f
sudo /opt/COMODO/

Comodo Antivirus for Linux configuration

when asked press enter. Then continuously press enter to read and confirm the installation and close it.

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Now open the app via the Show Apps application menu from the Ubuntu dock.

Comodo Antivirus for Linux scan

You can update the app using below command.

sudo /opt/COMODO/cavupdater

Comodo Antivirus for Linux updater

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Mike Swift

    You should know that the lastest Comodo for Linux is from 2013.
    Almost 10 years old now!

  2. Dave M.

    This can be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 focal. LibSSL is already at version 1.1.1 on focal, so you can ignore those dependencies…

    dpkg –ignore-depends=libssl0.9.8 -i cav-linux_x64.deb

    This command got it to install for me. Good luck to all.

    1. Antonio Carelli

      Thanks Dave M.!!!
      this worked for me!

      1. Fred

        It did not work for me but a simple change did>
        sudo dpkg –ignore-depends=libssl0.9.8 -i cav-linux_x64.deb

        1. Fred

          The change was 2 instead of 1 –
          for some reason the page converts double – into only one –

  3. AVT

    Comodo cannot be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 either. 🙁

    I switched to Dr.Web Security Space for Linux.

  4. Name

    I tried typing in: sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb
    but it just says that it couldn’t find it. “file or directory is missing”.
    please help

    1. Manikandan

      move the downloaded file “libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb” to your “Downloads” folder then run one by one
      cd Downloads
      sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb
      sudo apt-get install -f

      it will work

  5. sanjee

    how i can sole this
    filesystem filter
    comodo agent not running

  6. Marcello Bassani

    Excellent ‘Helping Hand’ (after my looking and working for hours for a solution for this PC 🙂

  7. A webb

    The first time I installed Comodo Antivirus on Linux mint 19.1 just a few days ago, and trying to start in from the desktop icon and with in the all application menu , but it did not even start up. I uninstall it and later I try following the instruction using the terminal command line, then I keep getting at error.

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